Odor removal from a new appliance
To get rid of the “aroma” of plastic, characteristic of new appliances, it is enough to carry out a set of simple measures.
The first step is to rinse the product thoroughly with warm water and add baking soda or detergent. This helps to eliminate odors and disinfect working surfaces.
A prepared refrigerator is recommended to leave with the door ajar for 1-2 days for complete airing, and only then plug the device into the mains. For additional disinfection, the chamber can be treated with alcohol or vodka.
Polymers have the unpleasant feature of quickly absorbing various odors, which can be removed with great difficulty. Particularly difficult to get rid of the stench absorbed from rotten meat and spoiled fish, which happens when there is a power outage during a long absence of the owners.
To fix the situation, first of all, you need to turn off the refrigerator and get rid of the food. After that, it is necessary to thoroughly treat its inner and outer surface with water and vinegar or detergent.
Particular attention should be paid to the following elements:
– The condition of the drain system;
– the tank for draining water;
– rubber parts.
It is also desirable to move the equipment to rinse the floor well, and it is better to use special products to neutralize odors.
With a strong “fragrance” procedure is recommended to repeat repeatedly for at least 2-5 days, while leaving the refrigerator door and window in the room, it is better to leave them open.
If the stench is not removed even after regular rinses, it is necessary to disassemble the drain mechanism. It is better to entrust this operation to craftsmen, by contacting the Poway Appliance Service Center.
After treatment, it is advisable to put a saucer with adsorbing agents and/or place flavoring agents on each shelf.
If the stench is pronounced, it is better to give preference to industrial preparations, which have a more pronounced effect.
Getting rid of mold and its fragrance
A lot of trouble is caused by moldy fungi, colonies of which can settle in the refrigerator. They are not only sources of unaesthetic stains and musty odor, but can also cause allergies, and respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases.
Because the odor of mold is quickly absorbed into plastic, it is worth using adsorbents and/or fragrance removers even after it is removed.
When treating surfaces, do not use agents based on poisonous substances, such as copper sulfate. In this case, even a thorough rinse does not guarantee product safety.
Preventing unpleasant odors
In order to ensure that the refrigerator always smells fresh, it is enough to follow a number of elementary rules. First of all, it is necessary to regularly treat the main chamber, not forgetting about the rubber gasket and working nodes.
Despite the No Frost system, you should periodically defrost the refrigerator by cleaning its surface well.
It is important to store food on the shelves in a strict order. This will allow time to notice the supplies with expired shelf life. To prevent odors, food should be placed closed: in containers, bags, food wraps, and foil.
Fruit and vegetable crates should always be dry; fruit to be placed in the refrigerator should also be thoroughly wiped down.
The moisture level in the refrigerator should be monitored. Condensation on the walls of the unit provokes the development of microorganisms and mold growth, which causes unpleasant odors.
Liquids spilled on the refrigerator shelves – milk, broth, jam syrup – should be immediately collected with a rag.
Before long trips, it is desirable to empty the equipment chambers completely, especially if the apartment is left unattended.
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